Salvation Army

Salvation Army Goes Woke

Some of you may remember the old idiom we love to say in broken English: “Don’t sheet-a where you eat-a;” a precarious practice against which we advised the NFL after it began allowing its fanbase – you know, the one that pays for everything – to be called racist by a third-string player who wouldn’t know what “being down with the struggle” meant, if said struggle bit him on his pampered ass.

They’re in good – er – bad company. Pretty much every government school in “#Merica,” from elementary to university, engages in the same practice.

Recently however, charities have decided to take get in on the action, and at least one isn’t getting any action back as a result…

From November 24, 2021 at The Gateway Pundit:

“The Salvation Army is asking for more than donations this year…

The piece cites Central Nova News:

The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist.

It’s part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, an activist group working to, among other things, “dismantle white privilege” and “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”

The Salvation Army’s Alexandria-based leadership has created an “International Social Justice Commission” which has developed and released a “resource” to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let’s Talk about Racism. It asserts Christianity is institutionally racist, calling for white Christians to repent and offer “a sincere apology” to blacks for being “antagonistic.. to black people or the culture, values and interests of the black community.”

In an accompanying Study Guide on Racism, Salvation Army authors explain that all whites are racist, even if they don’t realize it.

Yes, go ahead and embrace the groups and critical theory policies antithetical to your ostensible faith and please, do let us know how that works out for you…

Well that was quick.

Just a couple weeks later, Jim Hoft followed up:

“The Situation is Dire” – Salvation Army Faces Holiday Shortages After Telling White Donors to Face Their Racism

After a major uproar the Salvation Army backtracked over Thanksgiving weekend and released a statement refuting the claims of their racial demands.

The Salvation Army then removed its absurd “Let’s Talk About Racism” guide following the intense backlash over a text last week that told white donors to “sincerely apologize” for their racism while hinting that Christianity is institutionally racist.

The link to the page is now broken and you get this when you click on it.

And now the big surprise…
The Salvation Army is now facing a toy and donation shortage this year.
Here’s a thought — Maybe they shouldn’t have insulted their donors?

Here’s the thing:
I love sports, but will gleefully eradicate them all from what’s left of my viewing repertoire, before I pay to watch as they call me a racist, bigoted homophobe…
I love charity, but will only give locally, and directly before I give to an organization that clearly just wants to show their wokeness vs. engage in genuine giving. Frankly, I never liked the middleman model anyway.

No one wants to see any [legitimate] charity to go under, but did the Salvation Army honestly think that insulting their donor base was the way to go about modernizing and/or validating their organization, let alone increasing donations? Because doing so puts them in with the NFL, what passes for “academia,” not to mention the Republican Party elites. #1Corinthians15:33

Perhaps the Salvation Army should engage in a lot more introspection and a lot less faux finger pointing.

Oh, and perhaps someone should remind them: “Don’t sheet-a where you eat-a.” 🙄